What's missing from Metcalf?

01/19/2018 11:17
by Wayne Flaherty   On a business trip a number of years ago, I spent 8 hours driving alone. I had time to ponder the Metcalf redevelopment question at length. Aside from the abandoned and derelict businesses there seemed to be something missing. I wondered if some of the 17 countries I have visited and the 8 cities that I have lived in might provide a clue. I thought back to my visits to Galway in Ireland, Idstein in Germany, the Champs Élysées in Paris, the small cities near San Francisco, and other places that all would agree are best described as alive.   Then, it hit me. They all have one thing that Metcalf does not – people.  There are people everywhere along the...

Culture Video Captures Daylight Shooting of Citizen Chicago, Gun Control Capital of America

01/18/2018 10:58
by Ben Marquis   Despite having some of the nation’s strictest gun control laws, the city of Chicago nevertheless suffers from one of the highest rates of gun crime. According to WGN-TV, a shooting incident was captured on video when the victim was shot while livestreaming an argument on Facebook.  The shooting occurred shortly before 3 p.m. Tuesday afternoon on South Calumet in the Parkway Gardens projects. The victim, who was shot in the arm, was arguing with another woman inside a vehicle. You can see the local news report and edited video of the shooting courtesy of WFLD: According to the Chicago Tribune, the 27-year-old victim was transported to Stroger Hospital where her...

Report: Las Vegas Massacre Gunman Sent Cryptc Email Suggesting He May Have Had Help

01/16/2018 12:01
by Tyler Durden (The Daily Sheeple) The gunman who opened fire on a Las Vegas music festival from the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino was an arms dealer, and his girlfriend handled his ammo and helped him load magazines, according to search warrants unsealed by a judge on Friday. Multimillionaire real-estate developer and video-poker aficionado Stephen Paddock, 64, unleashed a hail of bullets into the crowd at the Route 91 Harvest Festival from the 32nd floor of Mandalay Bay on the night of October 1, 2017, killing 58 over a 10 minute period before reportedly shooting himself in the head.   After investigating Paddock’s computer, cellphone and electronic devices,...
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